The ATA TESOL College

Internationally Recognised TESOL
Foundation Course

This is our award-winning TESOL Course that is developed and delivered by internationally experienced and highly qualified TESOL teachers. The Core “Standard TESOL Course” qualifies you to teach English overseas. Material covers TESOL communication, conversation, listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar, and overseas employment. Specifically, we will cover these topics:

  • Preparing to teach English overseas
  • 40 Classroom TESOL approaches and methods
  • Conversation, pronunciation and communication
  • Listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Lesson planning and teacher preparation
  • Phonology and linguistics
  • Grammar review
  • Communicative approach
  • Activity-based learning
  • Promoting dynamic student/teacher interaction
  • Pedagogy
  • Teacher and student role reversal
  • Video training and analysis
  • Music, song, and media for language acquisition
  • Teaching philosophy (positive attitude, humour)
  • English for special purposes (courses and career options)
  • Overseas teaching/work/travel information and tips
  • Culture shock
  • Finding an English teaching job overseas
  • Current employment contacts and connections
  • Obtaining tutoring contracts in addition to your regular TESOL employment
  • Teaching/tutoring locally/online
  • TESOL and the internet
  • The hidden secrets on how to make the most money possible while teaching overseas